Counseling Psychologist

Pennsylvania United States
11 Oct 2018
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11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

The purpose of this position is to develop and implement direct naturalistic behavioral interventions within play-based activities and naturally occurring routines to children (ages 3-5) enrolled in a therapeutic day preschool program. Lead program planning, client evaluations, treatment, review and program support activities. Collaborate with parents/families and provides ongoing training and support. Lead a classroom staff of 2 instructors in order to help them manage the behavioral and social programming of students with autism spectrum and related disorders. Work with an interdisciplinary team to meet client goals within a community behavioral health model.

The minimum of a Master’s Degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Qualified applicants must have an expert knowledge of young children and have 3 years experience working directly with children in a school, home or clinic, and also with teams and administration to ensure successful intervention implementation. Specific experience with children with autism, behavior analytic approaches and board certified Behavior Analysts are desired. Candidates must pass a PA Criminal Background Check, FBI Fingerprinting clearance, Child Abuse Clearance, and TB test. Valid driver’s license required.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.